Responding to the original Post-Dispatch story as well as an earlier commenter here at StLJN, "Anonymous" wrote:
"I have it from a source close to the owners of The St Louis Jazz Cafe, that 1) The mention of streaming music from the internet in the article is a misquote; They do not intend to use that as a source.Now granted, this is from an anonymous commenter, and thus can't automatically be ascribed the same degree of credibility as a properly sourced statement from someone connected with the venture...but it's interesting anyway, and in the absence of any other information, seems at least somewhat plausible. As I said in the original comment thread, there's really no way to tell what sort of music the club will feature until a schedule is announced, so all we can do is wait and see.
2) The types of Jazz played and performed will cover the gamut of the genre, i,e. everything from Big band era, & swing, to modern, and contemporary, smooth Jazz, to free form, from Thelonious Monk, and Miles, to Stanley Turrentine and Grover Washington Jr, from Mel Torme & The Chairman of the Board, to Wes Montgomery, or Grant Green, From Oscar Peterson to Stanley Clark.
3) Also a misquote; The fact that Tim Sims will be putting together the food offerings,....that too is incorrect, the St Louis Jazz Cafe, will employ the services of a notable Chef, Tim Sims is the Operations Manager, more like an F&B Manager."
In the meantime, there is at least one public indication the project is making some progress, though - the St. Louis Jazz Cafe is now advertising on Craig's List for servers, bartenders, cooks and kitchen help.
More details as we get 'em...